"Alex did the make-up for my wedding at Easter. She did such an amazing job and we all looked amazing! Alex was so lovely on the day and did a great job of helping us all keep calm and collected. The Bobbi Brown make-up she used was great - it suited all our different skin tones and ages and sensitivities. I couldn't have hoped for a better make-up artist or a better result! Would definitely recommend and will use again for events or parties."
"I have used Alex on three occasions and have been extremely happy every time. Alex did my hair and makeup-up for an event, I felt so glamorous and I had so many comments on how amazing I looked. Alex was the make-up artist for my sisters wedding, where I was bridesmaid, the entire bridal party were so impressed at how natural but amazing Alex made us all look!! And I have had a make-up lesson with Alex where she taught me so many valuable tips. Alex is a pleasure to work with, I would highly recommend Alex to anyone wanting to look fabulous for an event!"
Growing up I remember lying on the living room floor looking at my Mum's old 1970s Mary Quant makeup book. I loved the brightly coloured shadows and I’d day dream for hours about creating these looks.
I spent my later years feeling extremely self conscious and wearing very thick caked on makeup (if only I knew then what I know now!)
After years of working in the corporate world I left and moved to Christchurch. I started working part time at the Bobbi Brown counter in Ballantynes. Bobbi’s philosphy of ‘be who you are, only more confident’ really connected with me.
Working on counter gave me the opportunity to be able to incorporate my love of painting with my love of people and a real desire to help them feel better about themselves. I did all my training on counter and attended industry workshops as provided.
Freelancing at weddings and doing makeup lessons, I've grown in my own confidence and have created my brand - Ally M Makeup Artist. My grandparents used to call me Ally cat which is where Ally comes from and where I associate lots of memories of love and kindness. This is what I try to recreate with you, my valued client and friend.
My fifteen years of makeup artistry experience allows me to help you feel good about yourself, be it on your Wedding Day, a Special Occasion, a Teen Workshop, a Photo Shoot or a Makeup Lesson.
“Let your natural beauty shine” - Ally M
Get in contact
If you are interested in more information send me an email or you can phone me. I'm happy to chat and answer any questions you may have.
My specialities are Weddings, Special Occasions, Formals, Photo shoots, Lessons, Teen workshops and Events.
Mobile 027 3 717 252